Virtual choir of the day: "Grateful Heart" by Hussein Janmohamed, performed beautifully by Primus, Amabile Men's Choir.
Webinar: Topic: Singing: What We CAN Do - watch the full webinar where 8 leaders share promising projects and technologies that keep us connected and singing.
Some more tips on how to help musicians make it through the Coronavirus Pandemic. (Click on the photo to read the article)
Article: if you feel now a little overloaded with the COVID topic, don't miss this exciting interview with Philip Lawson who was a baritone with The King’s Singers for 18 years, and was for most of that time also their principal arranger. (Click on the photo to read the article)
Would you like to join a virtual choir as an individual singer? The Virtual Choir Network recently posted their 2nd project and is looking for singers now. Click below to watch the video and read all the details and instruction in the description to join this initiative.
A wonderful and touching tribute to the healthcare workers in Qatar and across the world, performed by Qatar Youth Choir. (Click on the photo below to watch the video)
A few weeks ago, some singers of the World Youth Choir sessions 2018-2020 had the idea to come together virtually and sing An Irish Blessing (Irish traditional, arr. by James E. Moore). Enjoy this stunning performance of 71 young singers and WYC board members from 32 countries.
Amusing, professional, creative and created in isolation? This video by Phoenix Chamber Choir from Vancouver, BC, Canada has it ALL! (Click on the photo below to watch the video)
Our Founding Member, European Choral Association - Europa Cantat gathered lots of useful resources and information connected to our choral life impacted by COVID19. (Click on the photo below to access the materials)
"Choir is singing, choir is performance, BUT choir is so much more! It is about teaching and learning, growing, connecting, community, cultural exploration and transmission, and innovating.The beautiful “fish rocks” in this video are from a Zoom project with our younger choristers. They represent so much of what we believe in; keeping the history of our resilient culture and people in our minds and hearts, and keeping our community connected as we navigate through this uncertain time. There is no better song for us to sing right now to help remind us of that resilient culture than our Ode to Newfoundland, arranged by D.F. Cook." by Shallaway Youth Choir (Click on the photo below to watch this touching video)
Another quick poll result from our Instagram followers. Which side are you on?
We started to collect our favourite virtual choral projects that have been created as a result of the current pandemic situation in a playlist. Did you also make similar videos recently? Please send the links to us on social media or to this address: firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will add your virtual projects to this playlist as well. (Click on the photo below to start watching these amazing videos)
The pandemic shut down choirs but we’re finding new ways to sing together. Read the article published in today's The Washington Post written by Tim Sharp, IFCM Vice-President, and executive director of the American Choral Directors Association. (Click on the photo to read the article)
Little fun for today :)
Virtual choir of the day: If you are only about to watch one virtual choir a day we suggest this one for today! The King's Singers brought together an amazing virtual project with more than 750 singers (Stay At home Choir) singing "And So It Goes" showing how strong we can be together. (Click on the photo below to watch the video)
Don't miss the webinar this Wednesday (13 of May) of our Founding Member, European Choral Association - Europa Cantat. The session titled as "Choral Repertoire: find inspiration" will cover topics like how to build a good programme, how to create new music yourself, how to discover an interesting repertoire of different styles and how and where to find the scores you need. Find more info here: https://www.facebook.com/events/675681986524677 Register here: https://forms.gle/9MHjiUmA92mEWNnW7
COVID-19: staying connected: a great article on how to keep music in our lives during the pandema situation. This article covers important topics like how to make music with your group, make music between rehearsals, create a video/audio performance, connect socially with your group, make music with others, keep enjoying music. (Click on the photo to read the article)
A Guide to Remote Music Education Resources During the Coronavirus (Updating). An extensive list of links to resources offering options for remote music education during these times. (Click on the photo to read the article)
Have you experienced this recently?
Article day: How do you conduct virtual choir practices with more than 300 kids? The Philadelphia Boys Choir is learning how. (Click on the photo to read the article)
The National Association of Teachers of Singing, the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA), Chorus America, Barbershop Harmony Society, and Performing Arts Medical Association (PAMA) presented an important webinar about the near term future of singing as we seek fact based solutions in protecting our singers, teachers, and conductors during this time. The live webinar hosted by NATS was moderated by Tim Sharp, executive director of ACDA, Catherine Dehoney, president and CEO of Chorus America, Marty Monson, CEO of the Barbershop Harmony Society, and Allen Henderson, executive director of NATS.
Listen to this touching video created by the University of the Philippines Singing Ambassadors as their offering and prayer to the frontliners who bravely work day and night during these tying times.
We especially need this during these times....
A good article by Chorus Connection why you should take your choir rehearsals online (click on the photo below to open the article).
We asked our Instagram followers whether they could maintain their choral activities virtually during lockdown. Here is the result. What about you?
Official magazine of the International Federation for Choral Music, the International Choral Bulletin is published quarterly in the four official languages of IFCM: English, French, German and Spanish. It is distributed in more than 80 countries on the five continents and is the official voice of choral music around the world.Read more
Our focus at the moment is to unite the choral calendars of international choral organisations. Meanwhile please consult the calendar of choral events published by the European Choral Association - Europa Cantat here.Read more